printperson (printperson) wrote,

Fondaco dei Tedeschi, beer on a boat, views from the terrace

The Fondaco dei Tedeshi is a sacred place for all Printpersons. Albrecht Durer stayed here during his trips to Venice in the 1490s and early 1500s. Today it is the main post office. I had to pay a bill there this morning via CC postale. Recently, the Comune sent me a raccomandata that I had not paid the spazio acqueo tax for 2005. (I never received the bill, and besides, we didn't set the pali in place for the sandolo until June '06). I went to the appropriate office this morning and it became clear that it would be easier to pay the amount than contest it. Thus, the trip to the main post office. The place to pay bills there is on the first (upper) floor. The view of the courtyard is marvelous at that level, so I did my morning drawing there. Of course, there was a constant flow of people going by. I've drawn in the building in the past, but always on the ground floor.

I took a vaporetto from San Stae to the Comune office, and while waiting for my vaporetto I made a quick drawing of beer kegs loaded on a boat.

Yesterday evening I made several drawings on the terrace looking in different directions. I think I will eventually make one long panoramic view of at least 270 degrees around, but will have to construct it out of pieces.

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